Functions of the pituitary gland and resulting symptoms due to pituitary deficiencies (hypopituitarism) in the female. Highlights the glands and organs in the body influenced by the pitiutary gland, including the thyroid gland, mammary glands, adrenal (suprarenal) glands and ovaries. Color-coded arrows link the pituitary to target organs, indicating the hormones transmitted to each organ. Labeled hormones include TSH, MSH, GH, LH, ACTH, FSH and prolactin.
Hypothyroidism is a condition characterized by abnormally low thyroid hormone production. There are many disorders that result in hypothyroidism. These disorders may directly or indirectly involve the thyroid gland. Because thyroid hormone affects growth, development, and many cellular processes, inadequate thyroid hormone has widespread consequences for the body. #hypothyroidism